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Natural Resources / Environment 

NATURAL RESOURCES/ENVIRONMENT 

With over 657 square miles of land in Allen County, Indiana, there is an abundance and rich variety of agriculture production available.  The average size of farm in Allen County is 154 acres.  In 2008, there were 1,649 farms that were producing on 254,136 acres of land.

Corn, soybeans, wheat and hay are the primary crops produced in Allen County.  In 2008, there were 10,979,000 bushels of corn; 40,001,000 bushels of soybeans; and 1,486,00 bushels of wheat produced.  The market value of those crops was $89,661,000.  In addition, livestock sales accounted for $27,854,000.

 

For additional information and resources about agriculture in Allen County and the State of Indiana, please click here.

 

Purdue Extension suggests the following links for information about Natural Resources and Environment:

Aquaculture and Aquatic Resources - Information on aquaculture production, Aquatic nuisances species, and recreational fisheries.

Climate and Weather - The Indiana State Climate Office provides official daily and hourly weather observations recorded throughout Indiana.

Forests and Trees - Information on managing trees and forests, whether you are managing one tree, trees in your community, or large woodlands.

Indiana Forest Products - Information on Indiana Forest and Woodland industries.

K-12 Teacher and Student Resources - Teaching resources that focus on nature; Forestry career development, and other resources.

Natural Resources Planning - Tools and products that help managers and decision makers improve natural resource management and planning in Indiana.

Ponds - Information on pond design and construction, pond management, and mosquito concerns.

Septic Systems - Onsite wastewater information and other issues related to soils and the home environment.

Watershed Management - Information on community watershed protection and restoration including GIS tools.

Water and Soil Management in Agriculture:

Wildlife - Information for landowners, homeowners, and enthusiasts on managing habitat and enjoying wildlife.

Wood Products - Assistance for wood products manufacturers and consumers.